Extention of Stevia rebaudiana (Bertoni) Cropping in Indonesia

ESTATE CROPS NEWS – Stevia rebaudiana Bertoni is a bushy shrub of the Asteraceae family, indigenous plant of Paraguay. Now the plants are cultivated in some countries of Asia, Europe and Canada. The Stevia leaves have stevioside and rebaudioside which are the major metabolites and these compounds have sweetness characteristic 250 to 300 times of sucrose in sugar cane.

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